Today in History for June 1997

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Historical Events

Events 1 - 73 of 73

1st - 10th Children's Miracle Network Telethon raises $5,400,186
1st - 1st NY Women Film Festival opens
1st - 51st Tony Awards: Titanic & Last Night of Ballyhoo win
1st - Annika Sorenstam wins LPGA Michelob Light Classic
1st - Donovan Bailey beats Michael Johnson in 150m race to settle who was the world's fastest man
1st - LA Dodger Wilton Guerrero's bat breaks, revealing it is corked
1st - Vijay Singh wins Golf Memorial at Muirfield Village CC, 14 under par
1st - Hugo Banzer wins the Presidential elections in Bolivia.
2nd - Albert Belle's Chicago White Sox tying 27-game hitting streak ends
2nd - Liberals beat Conservatives in France
2nd - Timothy McVeigh found guilty of 1995 Oklahoma City bombing, killing 168
4th - UN Security renews its "oilforfood" initiative whereby Iraq may sell $2 billion worth of oil to buy food, medicine and other necessities to alleviate civilian suffering under the sanctions imposed when it invaded Kuwait in 1990
7th - 129th Belmont: Chris McCarron aboard Touch Gold wins in 2:28.8
7th - Cosmos 2344 Proton-K Launch (Russia), Failed
7th - Stanley Cup: Detroit Red Wings sweep the Phila Flyers
8th - "Young Man From Atlanta" closes at Longacre Theater NYC after 85 perfs
8th - Justin Leonard wins golf's Kemper Open at TPC at Avenel
8th - Pat Hurst wins LPGA Oldsmobile Classic
8th - 96th Men's French Open: Gustavo Kuerten beats Sergi Bruguera (6-3, 6-4, 6-2)
Tennis Player and French Open Champion Iva MajoliTennis Player and French Open Champion Iva Majoli 8th - 96th Women's French Open: Iva Majoli beats Martina Hingis (6-4, 6-2)
9th - British lease on New Territories in Hong Kong expires
9th - Detroit Tigers baseball team bat out of order against Oakland A's in 1st inning
10th - Feng Yun-2B Long March 3 Launch (China), Successful
10th - Kevin Brown of Florida Marlins no hits SF Giants 9-0
10th - Khmer Rouge leader Pol Pot orders the killing of his defense chief Son Sen and 11 of Sen's family members before Pol Pot flees his northern stronghold.
12th - 1st ever baseball inter-league game SF Giants beat Texas Rangers 4-3
13th - 51st NBA Championship: Chicago Bulls beat Utah Jazz 4, games to 2
13th - Jurors in Oklahoma City bombing trial sentence Timothy McVeigh to death
13th - Red Wings Vladimir Konstantinov & Slava Fetisov hurt in car crash
13th - American fugitive Ira Einhorn is arrested in France for the murder of Holly Maddux after 16 years on the run, though he would not return for another four years.
15th - "Little Foxes" closes at Vivian Beaumont Theater NYC after 56 perfs
15th - 97th US Golf Open: Ernie Els shoots a 276 Congressional CC Bethesda Md
Supermodel & Actress Naomi CampbellSupermodel & Actress Naomi Campbell 15th - British model Naomi Campbell hospitalized due to drug overdose
15th - Danielle Ammaccapane wins Edina Realty LPGA Classic
16th - 31st Music City News Country Awards: Alan Jackson & LeAnn Rimes
16th - The Dairat Labguer massacre in Algeria; 50 people are killed.
17th - NHL announces it will add Nashville in 1998, Atlanta in 1999 & Minneapolis-St Paul & Columbus, Ohio in 2000
19th - "Forever Tango!" opens at Walter Kerr Theater NYC
20th - Negotiators announce agreement in principle with tobacco industry
21st - "Defending the Caveman," closes at Helen Hayes NYC after 671 perfs
21st - 35th NHL draft Boston picks center Joe Thornton 1st
21st - Women's National Basketball Association begins as NY Liberty beats LA Sparks
22nd - Ernie Els wins golf's Buick Classic
22nd - Penny Hammel wins LPGA Rochester International
NHL Star Joe ThorntonNHL Star Joe Thornton 22nd - World Bowl: Barcelona Dragon beat Rhein Fire, 38-24
23rd - Dow Jones drops 192.25 pts
23rd - In the Central African Republic, soldiers fire on foreign peacekeepers in the third major rebellion since May
24th - Melissa Drexler, 18, charged with killing her baby during her prom
24th - USAF reports Roswell 'space aliens' were dummies
24th - Mark McGwire hits a 538 foot home run
24th - Seat Mariner Randy Johnson strikes out 19 Oakland A's but loses
25th - Christies auctions off Princess Di's clothing for $5.5 million
25th - Galileo, 2nd Callisto Flyby (Orbit 9)
25th - Intelsat 802 Ariane 4 Launch, Successful
25th - NHL approves franchises in Nash, Atlanta, Columbus, & Minn-St Paul
25th - Progress M-34 Collides with & damages Mir Space Station
MLB First Baseman Mark McGwireMLB First Baseman Mark McGwire 25th - Jamaica issues a warrant for singer Sade, who fails to report to court on charges of failure to obey a cop who signaled her to stop
26th - Galileo, Ganymede Observations (Orbit 9)
26th - The U.S. Supreme Court strikes down Internet indecency law
26th - The U.S. Supreme Court upholds doctor-assisted suicide ban
26th - The U.S. Supreme Court rules that the Communications Decency Act violates the First Amendment
26th - Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone is published, the first instalment of the best selling series by J. K. Rowling
28th - "Master Class" closes at Golden Theater NYC after 601 performances
28th - "Steel Peer" closes at Richard Rodgers Theater NYC after 76 perfs
28th - TV evangelist Robert Schuller attacks a flight attendant
29th - "American Daughter" closes at Cort Theater NYC after 88 performances
29th - "London Assurance" closes at Criterion Theater NYC after 72 perfs
Novelist J. K. RowlingNovelist J. K. Rowling 29th - 18th U.S. Senior Golf Open: Graham Marsh
29th - Greg Norman wins PGA St Jude Classic
29th - Michelle McGann wins ShopRite LPGA Classic
29th - Progress M-35 Soyuz Launch (Russia)
29th - Tyrenda Williams, 18, of Alabama, crowned 40th America's Junior Miss
30th - Leap Second to synchronize atomic clocks

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1 - 2 of 2

12th - William Cuddy, Canadian actor
20th - Maria Lark, Russian-born American actress

Famous Weddings

Weddings 1 - 6 of 6

Country Singer Kenny RogersCountry Singer Kenny Rogers (1st) 1st - Grammy Award-winning singer Kenny Rogers (59) weds Wanda Miller (31) at his ranch in Athens, Georgia
5th - Oasis guitarist Noel Gallagher (30) weds Meg Mathews at the Little Church of the West in Las Vegas
12th - Rapper and actor Snoop Dogg (25) weds high school sweetheart Shante Taylor at The Ritz Carlton Hotel in Marina Del Rey, California
17th - Pop rock band singer Kevin Jonas (24) weds Danielle Deleasa (25) at Oheka Castle
17th - Actress and philanthropist Grace Hightower (57) weds actor Robert De Niro (68) at their Marbletown home
21st - "Bridget Jones' Diary" actor Colin Firth (36) weds Italian film producer Livia Giuggioli (27) in Tuscany, Italy

Famous Divorces

Divorces 1 - 2 of 2

MLB Outfielder David JusticeMLB Outfielder David Justice (24th) 24th - Oscar-winning actress Halle Berry (30) divorces MLB outfielder David Justice (31) after more than 4 years of marriage
25th - "Dumb and Dumber" actress Lauren Holly (33) divorces actor-comedian Jim Carrey (35) due to irreconcilable differences after 9 months of marriage

Famous Deaths

Deaths 1 - 33 of 33

1st - Nikolai Tikhonov, Soviet PM (1980-85), dies at 92
2nd - Doc Cheatham, jazz musician, dies of stroke at 91
3rd - Dennis James, American television personality (b. 1917)
4th - Kurt Adler, therapist/writer, dies at 92
4th - Ronnie Lane, bassist (Faces), dies of multiple sclerosis at 51
5th - J Anthony Lukas, writer (Pulitizer, Common Ground), suicide at 64
8th - George Turner, Australian author (b. 1916)
9th - Reid Shelton, actor (Daddy Warbucks-Annie), dies of stroke at 71
9th - Stanley Knowles, Canadian politician (b. 1908)
11th - Thalassa Cruso, gardening expert (PBS), dies of Alzheimer's at 87
12th - Bulat Okudzhava, Russian writer and musician (b. 1924)
14th - Henry C Gordon, USAF/astronaut (Dynasoar), dies at 71
14th - Richard Jaeckel, actor (Starman, The Dark), dies of cancer at 70
14th - Tesslynn O'Cull, American child abuse victim (b. 1995)
16th - Dal Stivens, Australian author (b. 1911)
18th - Lev Kopelev, Russian writer and dissident (b. 1912)
19th - Bobby Helms, singer (Jingle Bell Rock), dies at 63
20th - Bobby Helms, composer (Jingle Bell Rock), dies at 61
20th - Lawrence Payton, rocker (4 Tops-I'll Be There), dies at 59
21st - Art Prysock, jazz musician, dies at 68
21st - Shintaro Katsu, Japanese entertainer (b. 1931)
21st - Fidel Velázquez Sánchez, Mexican labour leader (b. 1900)
22nd - Ted Gärdestad, Swedish singer (b. 1956)
22nd - Don Henderson, English actor (b. 1932)
23rd - "Wino" Willie Forkner, biker (Wild One), dies of heart attack at 77
23rd - Betty Shabazz, widow of Malcolm X, suffering from burns, dies at 63
24th - Brian Keith, actor (Family Affair), commits suicide at 75
Oceanographer, Explorer and Scientist Jacques CousteauOceanographer, Explorer and Scientist Jacques Cousteau (25th) 25th - Jacques Cousteau, French oceanographer, dies of heart attack at 87
25th - William Lyle Woratzeck, convicted killer, executed in Ariz at 51
26th - Don Hutson, first NFL wide receiver, dies at 84
26th - Israel Kamakawiwo'ole, Hawaiian singer dies aged 38
29th - William Hickey, American actor (Prizzi's Honor), dies of emphysema at 69
30th - Larry O'Day, wrestler (b. 1944)

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